Author Archive | Jim Kielbaso


Ep. 31 – Brian Sipotz – Getting Started in Sports Performance

Brian Sipotz is the Owner of Advantage Strength & Conditioning in Ann Arbor, MI and a co-owner of  When his professional hockey career ended, Brian wasn’t sure what was next.  By taking risks, meeting the right people and recognizing opportunities, he has created a growing business for himself and his young family. Like many […]

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Darl Bauer

Ep. 30 – Darl Bauer on Leadership vs Ownership

Regular listeners of the Impact Show know Darl Bauer, the Associate Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Football at West Virginia University.  Well, Darl is back for the final show of 2017, and it’s a great topic for anyone working in a team atmosphere.  In this episode, Darl talks about the difference between leadership and […]

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Ep. 29 – Jim’s Year-End Inventory

The end of the year is always crazy, but we somehow find a way to break through it all and create New Years Resolutions at the beginning of the year.  These resolutions are basically goals – the goals we have for the new year.  But, until we take a look back at the year, we […]

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Ep. 28 – IYCA Transition

In this episode, I’m excited to announce my new leadership role with the IYCA, the International Youth Conditioning Association.  When I got involved in the IYCA several years ago, I realized that it was a very different organization that not only addressed high-quality training methods, they also addressed how to be a better coach, run […]

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Ep. 26: Politics vs Strength & Conditioning

Election Day is here!  Finally!!!  This election cycle has been absolutely crazy, but it got me thinking about parallels between how we make political decisions and how we make decisions about strength & conditioning and business. First things first, this episode is NOT about politics.  It’s all about exploring the ways in which we make […]

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Mark Watts

Ep. 25 – Mark Watts: A Coaching Journey

Mark Watts is one of those rare guys who has been a college coach, worked in a business setting, and eventually realized what he was born to do – teach and coach youth sports.  Mark spent years paying his dues, surviving on low wages and learning from great coaches before he finally got his chance […]

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Darl Bauer how much strength is enough?

Ep. 24 – Darl Bauer: How Much Strength is Enough?

How much strength is enough?  This question has probably been discussed by every strength coach in the world, yet there still isn’t a definitive answer.  West Virginia University Associate Head Strength & Conditioning Coach for Football, Darl Bauer, and I have talked about this dozens of times, so we thought it would be great to […]

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Ep. 23 – Lon Record: Hammer Strength/LifeFitness

Lon Record has been a college strength & conditioning coach at the highest levels (Notre Dame, Villanova, etc.) and is now the National Athletics Manager for Hammer Strength/Life Fitness.  He has been able to utilize his knowledge and experience as a strength coach in more of a sales/consultant role to help schools create outstanding facilities.  […]

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